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2012 Suzuki GSX-R Review – Endangered Species

The 1000 is howling like an predator before stumbling and against the rev limiter at 13,750RPM on the In first gear the great beast is nuzzling 160kph fresh kill. Flick up a through the slick and quick transmission into second and the eases for a moment, before back to peak with182 hp at and 86 lb-ft @ 10,000rpm gale-forcing the Bridgestone S20 190/50R17 out back.

through to red and you’re watching the speedo indecisively flicker 202 and 203. Third? Does it matter?

Without the salve of Traction Control, Electronically Suspension or Anti-wheelie Control, negotiation time with Mistress Physics as you take the beast into the turns.

Why The time of pure superbikes, with only the rider the thinking is coming to an end, and great predators only themselves to blame. The constant and horsepower one-upsmanship between has lead to an inevitable outcome; how do you lay it How do you control it?

How do you keep your major of dumb-… bros with tatted up biceps buying the and …-swingingest bike they can from turning themselves so much multicolored hamburger through with strips of tee-shirt and small bits of At some point controlling the stops being about of rubber and refinements to the suspension and you need to make it more

For racers it means electronics they can work with, to eke more speed from the milliseconds saved in braking, drive out of the corner thanks to and wheelie management. For the public it dumbing down the bike for consumption, by making it smarter. the end of the pure superbike and un-augmented the GSR-X 1000 is one of the last

Not totally un-augmented mind, is the three power modes over from the previous A – the full howling beast, B – friendly and softened to a point, and the feeling C for playing in the rain. that improvements are evolutionary as caught in the global capitalism works hard to weather the rather than sinking its into a two-year research, and production cycle revolution.

The changes? New 11% lighter pistons a reshaped crown and skirt, the mix to boost low-to-mid power and the engine quicker reving. new camshafts and the 16 valve tappets actuator between camshaft and spring) were lightened. The case has larger ventilation to reduce mechanical pumping One right-hand titanium muffler of the previous model’s two.

of the heavy belly-mounted pre-chamber. New ECU giving the engine a smoother, linear spread of power its 13,300 rpm range. Lighter S20 tires especially made for the

Up front, the three-way adjustable preload, compression and return Showa Big Piston Forks’ was decreased by 7mm and travel by 5mm; the valving changed to soften … action. While, the comparatively “weak” braking has upmarket with Brembo which offer better power and feel, thanks to the and slightly larger caliper

Generally the GSX-R 1000 has up, dropping the bike’s weight to 203 kg lb) with a 17.5L tank of That’s a four pound loss over the previous Will you notice it dear rider? Likely not, but you might be faster.

Thank for letting you brake harder the corners. The firm, yet compliant, suspension for eating the road’s Thank Bridgestone for the GSX-R S20 hypersport tires, with front a little wider last year’s adding to the exceptionally planted feel.

thank Suzuki for the added power, and that should with a comic book

Coming out of the apex on your corner the GSX-R 1000 you towards the horizon with a that beggars belief. into the turn and fast the GSX-R 1000 leaves in the reviews as distant history. and supple when simply taut and tenaciously clingy at

The bike is capable of taking you to the edge of your bravery, and laughing at your human from the other side. being phenomenally good at its task of speed is what ultimately endanger this looking, stealth black

A few years ago, I would said that the ergonomics are for a sportbike and ridden across the Today, having been by the opulence of adventure bikes, the summed up as a list of re-activated My right wrist’s carpal flares near instantly. My shoulder, how many times has been dislocated?

Oh, yah… So that’s a bit more pain. the neck, craned to view the – screaming hell. My right where I tore the ligaments and medially – aching.

My left just mysteriously numb. I’m the two position pegs help. just come from a ride with a group of whining over discomfort, the isn’t as much how they the ergos as why?

As fun as the GSX-R 1000 is at speed, the 98% of your time riding it is and the world grinds by slowly. At speeds there is no glimmer of joy in track bred monster. is the nut of it in our brave new Nanny State of British Columbia where over the limit lands vehicle in impoundment on a cop’s or bad word, there is simply no or fun for a bike that is phenomenally at speedism.

Instead every corner and straight away is with a constant gnawing, you from the road stress as you over your shoulder for and blues or the sky for the RCMP chopper. perhaps why we’re using Suzuki photography for our ride as a legal consideration.

Suzuki GSX 1340 R

Some go extinct because they to adapt, others because habitats are eroded and others are to oblivion. Let’s have a of silence for one of the last pure bikes, the 2012 Suzuki 1000. In today’s changing the Gixxer is too phenomenally good at it does, making it an endangered


Bike: Suzuki

MSRP: $14,999

Displacement: 999 cc


Inline four, cooled, double overhead four valves per cylinder

(crank)*: 182 HP @ 11,500 rpm

Torque*: ft-lbs @ 10,000 rpm

Tank 17.7 litres

Final Six speed, chain drive

front: 120/70ZR – 17 radial

Suzuki GSX 1340 R
Suzuki GSX 1340 R

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